Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Excellence in Public Sector consulting

He can run, but can he hide?

By johnboy 3 September 2010 97

[First filed: Sep 2, 2010 @ 9:42]

Still in frame

If there’s one thing the above photo tells us, it’s that you don’t need to do much more than 204km/h to get out of the frame of speed cameras.

Here’s the story from the AFP:

ACT Policing is appealing for witnesses to a motorcycle travelling at high speed on the Tuggeranong Parkway yesterday (Wednesday, 1 September).

At approximately 1.38pm, police commenced a pursuit of a motorcycle from the Tuggeranong Parkway Stromlo, which terminated 1 minute later due to speed and loss of visual contact. Speeds from the motorcycle reached in excess of 204Km/h.

The motorcyclist failed to stop initially for excessive speed through the 40km/h and 60Km/h roadwork’s zone at the Glenloch Interchange.

Superintendent of Traffic, Mark Colbran said this type of behaviour will not be tolerated.

“This is extremely reckless driving that could seriously endanger the life of the rider, other road users and those working at the roadworks.

“In the event of a collision, the speed at which the motorcycle was travelling would result in almost certain death of the rider and anyone else involved. With our road toll already at 17 this year, this is something we are trying to avoid at all costs,” he said.

The motorcycle is described as a predominantly black road bike, with possible red stripes. The bike appears to be a MV Augusta 1000cc make and model. Police believe the rider is male, of large build and was wearing a black, possibly ARAI branded motorcycle helmet.

Police are appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the motorcycle or who know the identity of the rider to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au.

Any thoughts on the bike model and helmet rioters?

What’s Your opinion?


Please login to post your comments, or connect with
97 Responses to
He can run, but can he hide?
Filter
Showing only Website comments
Order
Newest to Oldest
Oldest to Newst
5
pete74au 10:21 pm 09 Sep 10

At that speed he was focussed, definitely not on a mobile fun and he’d have a grin from ear to ear. And for the stroker that mentioned front numberplates – that’s the only camera in the ACT apart from mobiles that shoots from the front. Why from the front cos TAMS screwed up and didn’t allow for bridge movement impacting on speed accuracy.

Not the best place to ride that quickly as the roads are poorly maintained.

I don’t think he’ll be undiscovered for too long. And the good thing is the AFP terminated the chase and didn’t endanger any life in doing so – well done.

KB1971 3:51 pm 09 Sep 10

So, did they catch this bloke?

Thumper 10:51 am 07 Sep 10

I knew a bloke with a 120Y – 1400, extractors, 5 speed, twin carbs, lowered, mags, upgraded brakes and tyres… and it was Japanese racing orange.

Yep, I know that bloke as well so I can vouch for the fire breathing little datto…

Growling Ferret 10:21 am 07 Sep 10

I knew a bloke with a 120Y – 1400, extractors, 5 speed, twin carbs, lowered, mags, upgraded brakes and tyres… and it was Japanese racing orange.

Did 100mph…. in a safe and controlled environment of course – Wakefield Park.

Owed him about $8k by the end. Sold it for $500.

Those were the days 😉

farq 8:56 am 07 Sep 10

caf said :

If he gets Ben Aulich as his solicitor he could be a guilty man getting off on a technicality. Making us all that little bit safer.

Yep, everyone knows that “technicalities” are only for Superintendants.

140km in a car VS 200km on a bike…. Who had the most momentum the rider, or that Senior cop Grim? Who would have done more damage if they hit someone?

The bike rider does not lecture/fine/lock-up other people for speeding, so only one of them is a hypocrite.

caf 11:54 pm 06 Sep 10

Are you saying that speed cameras change peoples driving habits so that they stick to the speed limit?

Certainly changed mine!

caf 11:46 pm 06 Sep 10

If he gets Ben Aulich as his solicitor he could be a guilty man getting off on a technicality. Making us all that little bit safer.

Yep, everyone knows that “technicalities” are only for Superintendants.

The Traineediplomat 8:14 pm 06 Sep 10

Special G said :

If he gets Ben Aulich as his solicitor he could be a guilty man getting off on a technicality. Making us all that little bit safer.

Especially if the rider has an umlaut in his name…

ztptmpd 9:51 am 04 Sep 10

I agree with Johnboy… would surely love to have that as a facebook profile pic! 🙂

Special G 8:23 pm 03 Sep 10

If he gets Ben Aulich as his solicitor he could be a guilty man getting off on a technicality. Making us all that little bit safer.

p1 2:06 pm 03 Sep 10

Jim Jones said :

I’m not sure I understand. Are you saying that it *won’t* cost money to employ more police?

I think he is saying that it won’t cost more then it did 15 years ago. It will cost more then now, because they have been giving it less money.

Jim Jones 1:43 pm 03 Sep 10

Me no fry said :

Jim Jones said :

Fine. Whatever.

I’m still interested where all this money for extra police officers is going to come from and whether everyone will happily pay more tax in order to pay for it.

Not sure about the ACT, but in NSW funding for the Highway Patrol has been cut over the past 15 years, as politicians went for the cheaper option of automated speed limit enforcement, with its not-incidental increase in income.

So, in NSW at least you could argue that rather than finding any extra money to pay for extra police they (the state government) should be restoring funding for a vital component of road safety to levels that were acceptable before the easy money of speed cameras muddied the waters.

I’m not sure I understand. Are you saying that it *won’t* cost money to employ more police?

chewy14 1:35 pm 03 Sep 10

johnboy said :

And he also now has the world’s best Facebook profile pic.

Combine it with a status update of:

“Can you believe that the cops think this was me travelling at 200kms/hr+ on the parkway?”

and he should be alright.

Me no fry 1:01 pm 03 Sep 10

Jim Jones said :

Fine. Whatever.

I’m still interested where all this money for extra police officers is going to come from and whether everyone will happily pay more tax in order to pay for it.

Not sure about the ACT, but in NSW funding for the Highway Patrol has been cut over the past 15 years, as politicians went for the cheaper option of automated speed limit enforcement, with its not-incidental increase in income.

So, in NSW at least you could argue that rather than finding any extra money to pay for extra police they (the state government) should be restoring funding for a vital component of road safety to levels that were acceptable before the easy money of speed cameras muddied the waters.

p1 12:45 pm 03 Sep 10

Davo111 said :

If hes smart he will get a new set of leathers and lay low for a while :/

You mean he’ll ride his ducati instead for the next few weeks….

johnboy said :

And he also now has the world’s best Facebook profile pic.

Might be interesting to do a Tineye search in a month or two and see who is using it…

BenjaminL 12:38 pm 03 Sep 10

I don’t know my Agusta’s very well (except for the pic of one on my wall with a naked chick on it) but my guess is:

2007 MV Agusta F4-1000R 1+1
http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/mv_agusta_f4_1000r_1+1_2007.php

2006 MV Agusta F4 1000 R
http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/mv/mv_agusta_f4_1000r%2006.htm

It has the red stripe in two locations in the same spot on the picture. Not sure which ones were actually sold in Australia though with that colour scheme.

not exactly a ‘cheap’ bike (AU$25-30,000ish? in 07), and not many in Canberra/QBN I would have thought. Should be easy for the police to track down this model with this colour in Canberra. Surely it’s just an easy search with only a handful of results?

5

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2018 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
the-riotact.com | aboutregional.com.au | b2bmagazine.com.au | thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site